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João Pedro de Magalhães’ Path to Ending Aging

João Pedro de Magalhães’ Path to Ending Aging

The quest to end aging and prolong human life indefinitely has stepped outside the worlds of religion and science fiction, and is now the stuff of serious science. The number of research biologists consciously and intently working toward this once-outrageous-sounding goal increases year after year. Exactly when we’ll get to the end goal remains quite unclear – but the steady march of progress in...

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Seeking the Sputnik of AGI

A couple months after I (Ben Goertzel) interviewed my good friend and sometime research collaborator Hugo de Garis on some of his wilder theoretical ideas, he suggested it would be interesting to play a role-reversal game and ask ME some interview questions – about my AGI research and my views on the future of humanity and intelligence. His questions were good ones and so I happily obliged!

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Francis Heylighen on the Emerging Global Brain

Francis Heylighen on the Emerging Global Brain

Francis Heylighen started his career as yet another physicist with a craving to understand the foundations of the universe – the physical and philosophical laws that make everything tick. But his quest for understanding has led him far beyond the traditional limits of the discipline of physics. Currently he leads the Evolution, Complexity and COgnition group (ECCO) at the Free University of Brus...

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R.U. Sirius on Transhumanism and Counterculture

In the H+ Magazine context, R. U. Sirius is truly the Man Who Needs No Introduction. R. U. was the Editor of H+ Magazine from its inception until early this year, and remains a regular contributor -- and has been well known to all transhumanists since well before the H+ magazine era, as the co-founder and original Editor-In-Chief of Mondo 2000, and an all around amazing writer, musician and cybe...

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Why an Intelligence Explosion is Probable

Why an Intelligence Explosion is Probable

Skeptics often cite limiting factors that could stop an intelligence explosion from happening.... We explain here why these bottlenecks are unlikely to be significant issues, and thus why, as I.J. Good predicted, an intelligence explosion is indeed a very likely outcome.

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Beyond the Borg

Beyond the Borg

This interview highlights one of the most exciting potential resultants of Brain Computer Interfacing technology – the emergence of distributed mind networks that rely on direct brain-to-brain links.

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Tom Boellstorff on Being Virtual

Tom Boellstorff on Being Virtual

What does it mean to be virtual? Pioneering anthropologist Tom Boellstorff's recent appearance on the the weekly Metanomics event series suggests that our digital and “real” lives — our avatar selves and our physical ones — inform each other in highly complex ways that are not yet fully understood. I interview Tom to find out more about the patterns that make us both real and virtual.

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